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Vehicle Validation, Electronics & Automated Driving - 13 Months Placement (July 2021)

MINI Plant Oxford

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We be­lieve in cre­ating an envi­ron­ment where our placement student re­ally can learn by do­ing dur­ing their time with us and where they are giv­en their own ar­eas of responsibilities from the start. That’s why our experts treat you as part of the team from day one, encour­age you to bring your own ideas to the table – and give you the opportunity to re­ally show what you can do.

Vehicle Validation, Electronics and Automated Driving Placement

Electronics, Automated Driving, Driving Dynamics and Powertrain have the responsibility in Oxford for all pre-series and series validation for the Process Chain with the task of ensuring that the product is ready to launch into the market (Plant DOC status). Early problem detection, preventing potential failures in internal and external metrics QZ, 2K, (Delivery Quality) GWK 1-4 (Warranty), JD Power, Pannen (Breakdowns), both in terms of cases and costs to business.

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What will you be doing?

  • Preparation of vehicles for testing which could include; pre-checks, updates both hardware/software, vehicle collection and returning of post evaluation.
  • Basic vehicle customer functionality static evaluations.
  • Support in analysis of problems identified
  • Support in development of customer protections and potential solutions
  • Support in evaluation and testing of decided solutions.
  • Continued development of Interactive team board incorporating data analytic and visualisation tools.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Working towards an Engineering related degree Electric and Electronics (or equivalent) 2.1 or higher
  • Have good IT and communication skills
  • Have a valid UK driving licence
  • A good team player
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Can demonstrate the ability to work to deadlines on their own and as part of a team.
  • Ability to think logically but also bring innovative ideas to problem solutions.

Why choose us?

  • Great Pay – A competitive annual salary of £18,500, 26 days holiday (pro rata to your contract) and a pension scheme as well as a subsided on-site restaurant.
  • Rewarding Work-Life Balance – Contracted working hours are 37 hours a week, with a half-day on a Friday helping you develop a fulfilling work-life balance.
  • Exciting Additional Benefits - Throughout your placement you will be supported by our experts and many fellow students and have the opportunity to enjoy other employee benefits.

What do you need to do now?

The next stages of the recruiting process, could include; online testing, video interview and then a face to face, or telephone or virtual interview with the hiring manager. This may be in the form of an assessment centre.

Please note:

We operate rolling recruitment, this means we may close the application window earlier than identified, if sufficient applications are received, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Please ensure that you complete all of the free text questions for your application to be progressed, and include a role relevant cover letter, explaining why we should consider you for this position.

To be eligible for this position, you must be returning to your studies, for a minimum of 6 months, after completion of this placement, and be able to provide proof of your legal right to work in the UK, if you are not a UK or European passport holder.


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Job ID Number: 2000023C
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  • £18,500 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • MINI Plant Oxford
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  • Electrical
  • Electronic

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